BackgroundIn Mongolia, various national reports and surveys have indicated incidents of child labour, labour exploitation and human trafficking for both sexual exploitation and force labour and recommended to raise awareness of stakeholders and the public. During the various engagements and dialogue at the national level, partners and stakeholders strongly articulated the needs for such awareness raising and empowerment of target groups and the public in these issues, especially in the context of increased labour immigration. To this end, the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (NHRCM) adapted an ILO toolkit for journalists on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment to the Mongolian contexts with support of the ILO. The toolkit aims at helping journalists uncover a range of strong story ideas on forced labour and abusive recruitment practices and present them in an accurate way.
Using the adapted toolkit, the NHRCM in partnership with the Mongolian Press Institute (its local training partner for journalists and media) will organize a training workshop for Mongolian journalists including of those of its Human Rights Club within the framework of the ILO/EU project “Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by Strengthened National Capacities to Improve ILS Compliance and Reporting-Mongolia Phase 2”.
ObjectiveTo train media professionals and journalists on reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment.
Expected results- Improved awareness of the public on forced labour and recruitment practices for prevention;
- Improved capacity of Mongolian journalists to effectively report on forced labour and fair recruitment and advocate for prevention and protection;
- Improved outreach of NHRCM concerning these issues to target groups from potential victims to policy makers through its active club of journalists.